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36-37 Queen Street, Oxford OX1 1ER, England
+44 1865 242192
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  • Excellent13%
  • Very good25%
  • Average32%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible17%
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American, Bar, Contemporary, Pub
$$ - $$$
36-37 Queen Street, Oxford OX1 1ER, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've only ever been to this Maxwell's for food once, and it was okay. Nothing really memorable or to write home about where food is concerned. However, Maxwell's as a bar was one of my favourite places to visit in Oxford. Casual ambiance, eclectic music...More

Thank Hannah-Kura K
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Visiting Oxford for a couple of days we decided to visit Maxwells having had a great meal there in London last year. What a difference. In need of major TLC. Dirty in general. Sat in a booth. All tables looked shabby, in need of a...More

Thank Andrew O
Reviewed 20 February 2017

I had the Philly cheese steak sandwich and the double beef burger with bacon (not at once). Both were okay. It's not cheap and it's not delicious, but if you're there for a night of dancing and need something heavy in your belly, it's good...More

Thank happy_pilgirm
Reviewed 16 February 2017

I have been to Maxwell's several times and I always had a good time there. If you are a student, Sunday-Thursday all the dishes are half price for students - so I decent burger or salad costs about £5. What a deal! During night, this...More

Thank jnadiah
Reviewed 15 February 2017

The service was great, however the plates were cold. Husband ordered Chicken - which was tasty and well cooked. I ordered a burger, it was tiny, served with a normal bun, cold sauce inside and with the cold plate - food got cold quickly. Not...More

Thank Emong B
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Nice American style restaurant, good burgers, friendly staff and very affordable prices. Get the tastecard and receive 50% off all the food for up to 8 people. Why not try a Sunday and it's happy hour on cocktails too.

Thank Lauren D
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Maxwells is bang in the middle of town and is a great space. The menu is great with burgers/fajitas/salads etc all looking very tempting. However the food is standard rather than sensational. It really is a shame because with a bit more care, it could...More

Thank elizaecclestone
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Hadn't been to Maxwell's in Oxford for a number of years but on Tuesday visited to have lunch. Have to say that the burgers were as good as I had remembered, wine and beer were good value also. Staff were welcoming and chatty, always checking...More

Thank terrycooper49
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Maxwells is an American style burger diner that does 'friendly, tasty and good value', not 'posh and haute cuisine'. The place is just as it was in 1981, thank goodness, with staff that are just as nice. Long may this continue.

Thank roytheboy_wales
Reviewed 21 November 2016

We popped in for a light lunch during a recent visit to Oxford. All four of us had completely different things from mains, to starters to a mixture of sides but they coped admirably and all the food was hot, tasty and served together. It...More

Thank TheRolandFamily
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did this used to be the La fantasia coffee bar in the sixties?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
American, Bar, Contemporary, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:59
11:00 - 23:59
11:00 - 18:00
12:00 - 23:59
12:00 - 23:59
12:00 - 23:59
12:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36-37 Queen Street, Oxford OX1 1ER, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 242192
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"Maxwell’s is one of Oxfords longest established late night bar and grills. Maxwell’s has recently undergone a major refurbishment to deliver a fresh, industrial chic look for the 21st century.

Famous for their burgers, maxwell’s stands by a winning formula of top notch service and a recently launch, exciting new food menu designed to appeal to all tastes.

Boasting years of experience, the knowledgable Maxwell’s bar team produce exquisite drinks. They offer an extensive menu of over 50 cocktails, including new signature creations and fresh fruit twists on old classics. Add a well balanced wine and champagne list and a superb choice of beers – theres something for everyone.

Late night and Maxwell’s transforms into one of Oxfords leading party venues. With spectacular sound and light shows and some of the industries finest DJ’s spinning there way through a broad array of musical genres, Maxwell’s generates the best party atmosphere in Oxford."